Crime

Aug 5, 2014 8:43 PM by Andy Koen

Gun owner in Pueblo child shooting had probation revoked

A Pueblo man accused of leaving a loaded gun within reach of children went before a judge Tuesday. Adrian Chavez, 22, is being held on on $200,000 bond at the Pueblo County Jail on a charge of Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

His public defender asked Magistrate Dorthy Radakovich to lower his bond. She did not, citing his recent failure to appear and open warrant.

The Pueblo Police said in a news release that a five year old boy got ahold of Chavez's gun Monday morning and pulled the trigger on a three year old girl.

She was flown to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs where she underwent surgery on her wound. She was last listed as being in critical but stable condition.

The victim is reported to be the daughter of Chavez's girlfriend. The police department news release states that Chavez fled the scene when officers arrived at the home in the 3200 block of Colfax Avenue.

News 5 searched Chavez's criminal history and found he was previously arrested April 16, 2012 and charged with felony burglary, and misdemeanor assault.

He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge and in exchange, the felony burglary charge was dismissed by the District Attorney. Chavez was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service for that crime.

But in May, his probation was revoked and the warrant issued when he fail to show up in court.

Chavez is schedule to be in court again Monday afternoon.

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